Home Depot Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (HD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is tomorrow, November 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $64.66 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Home Depot has been 8.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Home Depot has a market cap of $96.61 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 54.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Home Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. The company's stores sell building materials, and home improvement and lawn and garden products to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (at D-I-F-M), and professional customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Home Depot Ratings Report.

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